New CV's or rebuilt half-shaft?

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Sun Feb 10 19:40:08 EST 2002

Chris Semple:

At 01:43 PM 02/10/2002 -0800, amz at wrote:

>1988 5000s quattro  ~150k miles
>I'm getting conflicting advice about rebuilt half-shafts vs. paying more for
>new CV's.  From local estimates, I can get a rebuilt half-shaft for about
>$125 or $150.  I can get a pair of new CV's for about $250.
>What is the best solution?
>I've heard that rebuilds may not be much better than a simple "used,
>inspected" from the local Audi/VW wrecking yard.  Are there any mail-order
>resources for really good rebuilds?
>Please cc: my e-mail in addition to the list since I only get the digest
>version.  Thanks!!

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